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August 13th, 2015 by admin

Basic Legal Research Workbook Revised Book
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Basic Legal Research Workbook Revised

by: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Product rating: 4.0 with 4 reviews


With a balance of traditional print and current electronic sources, the Revised Fourth Edition of BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH WORKBOOK encourages independent, experiential learning. Proven effective in the classroom, the authors carefully developed problems gradually progress from introductory to more complex. Whether accompanying Amy Sloan s BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH: TOOLS AND STRATEGIES, Sixth Edition, or any other legal research text, these exercises provide hands-on practice throughout the course that will serve students well in their careers as lawyers.

Hallmarks of Basic Legal Research Workbook:

  • Coverage that mirrors the research sources studied in first-year Legal Research courses, including both print and electronic sources
  • A logical and intuitive organization
  • Library exercises, presented at graduating levels of difficulty, from basic searches to those requiring more advanced research skills
  • Print assignments that can work in multiple jurisdictions, reducing the demand on single library sources

Building on its strengths, the timely Revised Fourth Edition includes updated electronic research exercises that progressively instruct students on the latest interface features from WestlawNext and Lexis Advance.

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August 4th, 2015 by admin

Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) Book
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Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)

by: W. W. Norton & Company

Product rating: 4.0 with 56 reviews


We’ve all had great teachers who opened new worlds, maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great?

Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don’t know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more?

Building a Better Teacher is a teacher-positive introduction to a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. A former principal studies the country’s star teachers and discovers a set of common techniques that help children pay attention. Two math teachers videotape a year of lessons and develop an approach that has nine-year-olds writing sophisticated mathematical proofs. A former high school teacher works with a top English instructor to pinpoint the key interactions a teacher must foster to initiate a rich classroom discussion. Through their stories, and the hilarious and heartbreaking theater that unfolds in the classroom every day, Elizabeth Green takes us on a journey into the heart of a profession that impacts every child in America.

What happens in the classroom of a great teacher? Opening with a moment-by-moment portrait of an everyday math lesson―a drama of urgent decisions and artful maneuvers―Building a Better Teacher demonstrates the unexpected complexity of teaching. Green focuses on the questions that really matter: How do we prepare teachers and what should they know before they enter the classroom? How does one get young minds to reason, conjecture, prove, and understand? What are the keys to good discipline? Incorporating new research from cognitive psychologists and education specialists as well as intrepid classroom entrepreneurs, Green provides a new way for parents to judge what their children need in the classroom and considers how to scale good ideas. Ultimately, Green discovers that good teaching is a skill. A skill that can be taught.

A provocative and hopeful book, Building a Better Teacher shows that legendary teachers are more than inspiring; they are perhaps the greatest craftspeople of all.

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